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    I really feel like a controversial discussion.

    I've been to both a girl's private school and a boarding school. I've found that there's more anorexia at the private school, that may have something to do with the new headmistress looking like a stick (who wants a 50 year old to be thinner than them?). I go to a mixed international boarding school though, so I have no idea about a (English) single-sex boarding school.

    Discuss.
    ^^I was wondering what you guys think about that post.
    It was a thread in General Discussion, and I can't seem to make my mind on it. I think this post would get better more thought out responses in the psychology forum. Anyone willing to discuss?
    Afterall, it is a bit empty in here, might be good to discuss something!!.
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    Well I went to an international boarding school and the staff weren't fat/too skinny and it had no effect on the students. Nobody had anorexia but they weren't influenced by any of the staff to lose weight, it was more the opposite I think! Our biology teacher, although we wouldn't call her too fat/obese was obviously past her ideal BMI, and over one summer, she exercised more and ate healthier, and she lost weight. I wouldn't say it was entirely to do with looking like the students, but she did comment that she felt like she couldn't catch up with us before and now she could. I mean, everyone lost weight to look good or because they wanted to look better, not because they saw that the staff were thinner and were inspiring to look like them. Another thing too, we all loved food. Granted the food college gave us wasn't that great, but we all liked having mini dinner 'parties' where we'd all cook different types of food and eat it watching tv. I personally think, if anyone develops anorexia, it would be because of their peers around them, seeing all the other girls slimmer than them and criticising them all the time.
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    (Original post by La Trampa)
    Welcome to our 2 newest members:

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    Thank you!

    For those Undergraduate Psychologists - are you enjoying your course?
    I'm in my second year, and whilst I love Psychology, I must say I am somewhat disappointed in the lack of modules that interest me. Far too much focus on stats and neurosience aspects for me!

    Thanks for any opinions!
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    I've just started my third year of a four year course and I'm so glad I've stuck it out for this long!

    The first two years had a lot of different modules on different aspects of psychology, which was good since I'd never studied it before, but we didn't go into much detail.

    This year (and half of next year) we're going into a lot more depth in specific topics, and it's fascinating

    There is a lot of stats... We have 2 SPSS classes a week, plus a stats lecture; and also do an extended practical each term of this year to prepare us for the dissertation next year; so there's a lot of numbers, but I was fairly prepared for it before I came - people kept warning me that half of psychology is statistics, and luckily I quite enjoy it when I understand it!

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    (Original post by À la mode)
    Thank you!

    For those Undergraduate Psychologists - are you enjoying your course?
    I'm in my second year, and whilst I love Psychology, I must say I am somewhat disappointed in the lack of modules that interest me. Far too much focus on stats and neurosience aspects for me!

    Thanks for any opinions!
    Well to be honest, I'm in my third and final year and only just enjoying the course. the first two years sparked no interest in me at all and left such an impression that I don't think I would want to continue with psychology after my undergrad course. the stats wasn't a problem for me, but the topics covered weren't what I wanted to do. Luckily, in third year we get to choose our own modules and there's so much more choice now, and I've found things that I really enjoy.

    I'm sure it'll be the same for you i.e. third year module choices, so look forward to that
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    I've just started my third year of a four year course and I'm so glad I've stuck it out for this long!

    The first two years had a lot of different modules on different aspects of psychology, which was good since I'd never studied it before, but we didn't go into much detail.

    This year (and half of next year) we're going into a lot more depth in specific topics, and it's fascinating

    There is a lot of stats... We have 2 SPSS classes a week, plus a stats lecture; and also do an extended practical each term of this year to prepare us for the dissertation next year; so there's a lot of numbers, but I was fairly prepared for it before I came - people kept warning me that half of psychology is statistics, and luckily I quite enjoy it when I understand it!

    Where are you studying A la mode?
    Thank you - that's really good that you're enjoying it so much! It's great to hear some positive comments - hopefully next year once I get to specialise things will become more interesting.
    Lucky you being able to master the stats - I'm doing SPSS at the moment (ANOVA) and I hate it! I think you're right though - it's so satisfying when you understand it. Where are you studying? (I'm studying at Exeter, btw).
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    (Original post by La Trampa)
    Well to be honest, I'm in my third and final year and only just enjoying the course. the first two years sparked no interest in me at all and left such an impression that I don't think I would want to continue with psychology after my undergrad course. the stats wasn't a problem for me, but the topics covered weren't what I wanted to do. Luckily, in third year we get to choose our own modules and there's so much more choice now, and I've found things that I really enjoy.

    I'm sure it'll be the same for you i.e. third year module choices, so look forward to that
    Thank you so much - I feel pretty much the same way and have been told by current third years here that things do improve then. I'm glad you're enjoying it more - are you still put off doing Psychology in the future? I know I came into uni hoping to do Psychology afterwards, but for the moment there is no way I'm going to do that, which is a shame.
    Cheers for the reply, it's comforting to hear others have been in my situation before.
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    Am I still put off doing psychology in the future? Not so much. I would love to do it but then I'd need a very strong 2:1 or 1st especially if I wanted to go into clinical/forensics which it seems is what I've always wanted. However it isn't helped that I've always wanted to do photography and I've found the best postgrad photography course lol

    Like there have been things we've learnt so far this year that I wished we'd been studying from the very beginning, the stuff that I wanted to learn about in the first place, but because of my lack of performace in my first two years and the fact that if I can go into the real world and discover it was like my first two years i.e. no interest, i wouldn't want to waste my time/money and that of others. So for now, I'll leave mainstream psychology I think. At least with my undergrad degree, I can always pick up where I left off or go into other areas e.g. HR especially if my photography doesn't work out lol. Psychology's good like that I'm not trying to put you off, it's just worked out this way for me I guess lol
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    (Original post by À la mode)
    Thank you - that's really good that you're enjoying it so much! It's great to hear some positive comments - hopefully next year once I get to specialise things will become more interesting.
    Lucky you being able to master the stats - I'm doing SPSS at the moment (ANOVA) and I hate it! I think you're right though - it's so satisfying when you understand it. Where are you studying? (I'm studying at Exeter, btw).
    I'm at Aberdeen - so way, way up north :p:

    Yes, the in depth stuff has helped. I mean, my first year (which, because I'm in Scotland involved some biology, some stats, some computing science and whatever else anyone wanted to throw in) was really good as an introduction, but I was really hoping that second year would be better, but it wasn't really...

    Now I'm in third year I still don't have any choice over modules - we get that in fourth year - but just going into depth is so much more interesting than skimming over stuff.

    That said, I would gladly escape all SPSS classes if I could. Those exercises are just so dull, and we have a dragon of a woman organising them.
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